Should You Be Implementing a Company Wellness Program?

Company wellness programs can work for a company of any size, not just for a large corporation. Wellness programs invest in the health of your employees and healthy employees are happier and more productive.

Healthy Employees Lead to Better Business

Company wellness programs provide incentive and opportunity for employees to add healthy habits to their busy lives. By helping employees lead healthier lives, companies not only show their employees they care, which boosts morale, but they increase employees’ productivity through less sick days or workers who experience the negative effects of burnout.

Research has shown that for every $1 a company invests in a wellness program, they save $4 from reduced sick days and increased productivity. Also, most insurance plans provide breaks to companies who are implementing some type of wellness program. Investing in your employees’ health is good for everyone’s well-being and also company success.

How to Implement a Company Wellness Program

No matter what size your company is, you can successfully implement a workplace wellness program by following these steps.

  • Assess the needs of the company and your employees.

The best place to start when looking to implement a successful wellness program is to figure out the needs of both your company and your staff. Oftentimes, your insurance provider can conduct this assessment for you

  • Develop a plan based on data.

The assessment will provide you insight and clues as to what types of offerings will yield the best results for your employees, therefore the most success, for your wellness program. You will be able to determine if you should provide fitness classes, wellness workshops, individual health check-ins or a combination of these. Your insurance carrier may have local professionals who can help with these services, too.

  • Create communications for reinforcement.

The only way a company wellness program is successful is when the employees know about it and how to take advantage of all the offerings. Be sure to devote time into creating flyers, booklets and other types of materials so your employees understand how they can utilize the wellness program to benefit them and their families. Again, it’s important to remember the more your employees take advantage of the program you create, they not only stay healthier, they will enjoy their job more and that contributes to your company’s overall success.

  • Put together an incentive plan.

Once you’ve created your company wellness program, the next step is to create an incentive plan. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You can reward employees’ participation with things like T-shirts, gym bags, PTO, Amazon gift cards, healthy snack subscriptions or other creative ideas. An incentive plan will help your employees begin their healthier lifestyles and lead to overall positive change in the office as well.

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